Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period
The armour of the Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period was developed after experience in battle had shown the throat vulnerable. A Gorget was added, attached to the Bascinet, to protect the throat.
After 22 Mar 1354 Edmund Cornwall 1280-1354 was buried at St Mary's Church, Burford, Shropshire.Monument to Edmund Cornwall 1382-1435.Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period.Feet resting on a Lion. Curious laminated gorget.
In 1390 Sampson Strelley -1390 was buried at All Saints' Church, Strelley, Nottinghamshire.Monument to Sampson and Elizabeth Hercy -1405.Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period.Finely made in Chellaston alabaster.The detail of the mail incomplete. Bascinet, no orle, moustache. Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling. She wearing an early form of Crespine Headress.Holding Hands.
In 1399 William Mainwaring 1345-1399 (54) was buried at St Mary's Church, Acton, Cheshire.Monument Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest.
After 1418.St. Dubricius Church, Porlock, Somerset. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 and Elizabeth Courtenay Baroness Bonville. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress.
After 1423.St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell, Derbyshire. Thurstan de Bower -1423 and Margaret. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Basinet with decorated orle and writing.She wearing a Crespine Headress.
After 1426 All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Monument to Richard Redman Master of the Horse 1350-1426 (76) and Elizabeth Aldeburgh 1362-1417.Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period.Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress.
After 1432St Chad's Church, Longford, Derbyshire. Monument to Ralph Longford 1400-1432 (31). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle.
After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne 1370-1438 (68). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress. St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
After 1439.All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Monument to William Rhyther 1379-1440 (60) and Sybil Aldeburgh 1363-1439 (76).Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period.Lancastrian Esses Collar.Crespine Headress.
After 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 was buried at St Mary's Church, Dennington, Suffolk.Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf 1390-1447.Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Feathered Crest.Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest.Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest.Crespine Headress covering her hair.He wearing a bascinet with orle and IHC lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.
On 15 Nov 1448 Hugh Willoughby 1380-1448 was buried at St Mary & All Saints Church, Willoughby on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire.Monument to Hugh Willoughby 1380-1448 and Margaret Freville 1401-1493 (47).Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period.Arse Girdle.Butterfly Headress.
After 1488.St Marys and St Nicholas Church, Beaumaris, Anglesey, North-West Wales. Monument to William Bulkeley 1418-1488 and Ellen Griffith.Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period.Finely made in alabaster.
After 1554.St Mary the Virgin Church, North Aston, Oxfordshire. Believed to be a Monument to John Anne -1554 but the armour would suggest it is around a hundred years or so earlier than his death in 1554. Finely carved in alabaster. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress.Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.